Last year, y’all helped us name the best barbecue: Joe’s. This year, we asked you to shareyour favorite brewery in KC. Now — thanks to you + the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.
Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine City’s best brewery. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the brewery with more votes will move on. Simple as that. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Friday, March 31 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.
How to participate
Vote for the brewery you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as few as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll next Tuesday, March 21.
Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout + bragging rights.
Ready to cheer your “team” to victory? Vote at the button below. ⬇️
March Céilí Class | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 6 p.m. | Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Céilí means “gathering” in Gaelic, which is what this Irish dance class is all about.
Kenny G with the KC Symphony | Tuesday, Mar. 14-Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 7 p.m. | Kauffman Center | $58-$138 | Kenny G will play smooth tunes like “Songbird” and “My Heart Will Go On” in KC for two more nights.
Wednesday, March 15
Kansas City Job Fair | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center | Free | This job fair provides an opportunity to connect with companies like Honeywell, Amazon, and Spectrum — other represented fields include healthcare, the environment, and utilities.
UNDEROATH | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 6 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $36-$55 | Head bang your heart out at this heavy rock concert.
Thursday, March 16
Lions Walking Club | Thursday, March 16-Thursday, Oct. 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth, KS | Free | Join this 30-60 minute walk in the global mission to fight diabetes.
A former coal yard in the River Market could become 829 apartments. The developers behind Second + Delaware would build a few blocks down — at 108 Grand Blvd., KCMO.The project is one of the largest recent residential proposals for downtown. 🏗 (Kansas City Business Journal)
New owners of the former Wendell Phillips Elementary School — at 24th Street + and Vine Street — plan to convert it into a community wellness center. Urban Catalyst Inc. also plans to build 39 units of affordable housing (Crescendo Project) across the street. (CityScene KC)
Taco Naco is coming to Westport, filling the shell left behind by Port Fonda. The local restaurant started off at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market before opening its first brick-and-mortar — at 8220 Metcalf Ave. in OP. Expect an opening mid-to-late summer. 🌮 (Kansas City Business Journal)
Nike is stepping up in the KC metro. Following a recent reinvestment in the Plaza, the international athletic apparel company is planning another area store in Leawood — at 4537 W. 119th St. Officials have not confirmed an opening date. 👟 (Blue Valley Post)
The Chiefs reportedly acquired Jaguars offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor with a four-year, $80 million contract. Meanwhile, former KC offensive tackle Andrew Wyliereportedly signed a deal with the Washington Commanders, following the Chiefs’ former offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Leaders with the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension will host their next meetup at Enchanté — 3934 Main St., KCMO — on Monday, March 20 from 3-5 p.m. Name sound familiar? Brush up on the new French bakery through our recent interview with owner Heather White. 🥐
Kansas City Parks and Rec officially opened enrollment for Summer Day Camps. Kids ages 6-13 can participate at one of several community centers from Monday, June 5-Friday, Aug. 11. Planned activities include swimming, arts, sports, and field trips. Registration is $20.
Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
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Our favorite nickname for KC? Home. | Photo by @punk_off
If you didn’t know, KC has a lot of nicknames — Heart of America, City of Fountains, Paris of the Plains. Now, we’re adding the origins of another to our extensive list.
Crown iconography is everywhere in Kansas City, and not just from the two recent Super Bowl wins. KC-based Hallmarkadded the crown to its logo in 1954. It was the Hall family that created Crown Center, breaking ground in 1968.
The Royals were founded as an expansion franchise a year later (1969), and Kauffman Stadium is adorned by the biggest crown in KC (built in 2008). Oh, and you know those crowns at Zona Rosa? Their origins date back to 1962.
Or, maybe Crown Town is simply the best name for a winning city — where KC teams have played in the most sports finals (NFL, MLB, MLS, and NWSL) in the last decade. Doesn’t it just make you want to wear this T-shirt or this crew neck?
Editor’s pick: A big round of applause to all the breweries who received votes for our bracket — and to our readers for all your submissions. We got hundreds of recommendations, so here are all the other great spots that got a shoutout (in alphabetical order):
3 Trails Brewing Co. (Independence)
Apex Aleworks (Independence)
Border Brewing Company (KCMO)
Brew Lab (Overland Park)
Brewery Emperial (KCMO)
Callsign Brewing (North Kansas City)
Cinder Block Brewery (North Kansas City)
Crane Brewing (Raytown)
Diametric Brewing Co. (Lee’s Summit)
Double Shift Brewing Company (KCMO)
Dubious Claims Brewing Company (Excelsior Springs)
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